|I could have danced all night - Loewe - arranged for solo guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Frederick Loewe's show song arranged for solo guitar by David W Solomons
Keywords: Lowe; solomons; guitar; arrangement
|Hebridean Love Lilt arranged for guitar solo - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Hebridean traditional melody arranged for guitar solo by David W Solomons See pdf file for score and ogg file for electronic preview
Keywords: hebrides; hebridean; love; lilt; guitar solo; classical guitar; score; music
|Long ago and far away - Jerome Kern - arranged for solo guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Kern's show song arranged for solo guitar by David W Solomons
Keywords: Jerome Kern; David Solomons; guitar; arrangement
|Smoke gets in your eyes - Jerome Kern - arranged for solo guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangement of Kern's show song for classical guitar by David W Solomons
Keywords: Jerome Kern; David Solomons; guitar; arrangement
|Dowland Lachrimae - manuscript arrangement for guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
This manuscript arrangement may be of interest to guitarists, although I know other versions do exist in printed form. If you like this manuscript and if you think it should be made into a printed version, email me to let me know.
Keywords: john dowland; lachrimae; lute; guitar; manuscript; arrangement
|Can't help loving that man - Jerome Kern - arranged for guitar solo - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Jerome Kern's song arranged for guitar solo (pdf file) by David W Solomons
Keywords: Jerome Kern; David Solomons; guitar; arrangement
|Hebridean Fairy's Love Lilt for flute and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Traditioanl Hebridean tune arranged for flute and guitar by David W Solomons
Keywords: hebrides; hebridean; fairy; love; lilt; guitar solo; classical guitar; flute; score; music
|Hebridean Fairy's Love Lilt for clarinet and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Traditional Hebridean melody arranged for clarinet and guitar by David W Solomons. See pdf file (under "All files: HTTP") for score and ogg file for electronic preview
Keywords: hebrides; hebridean; fairy; love; lilt; guitar solo; classical guitar; clarinet; score; music
|Arrangements of Diepenbrock's Invitation au voyage with guitar accompaniment - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
The song Invitation au voyage by the Dutch composer Diepenbrock (poem by Baudelaire) is arranged here for various instruments, cello, flute, clarinet and also for voice (high tenor or low alto), with guitar accompaniment. I have also included a score in which the key is returned to the original C minor. See each pdf for scores and parts. I am also including a sound file, which is an electronic preview of the clarinet and guitar version...
Keywords: Diepenbrock; clarinet; flute; cello; voice; guitar; arrangement; Baudelaire; difficult
|Feuer und Wasser for alto voice and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Poem by Otto Wanke, music by by David W Solomons - for alto and guitar. A somewhat resigned teenage-angst song of unrequited love. See pdf file for score You can hear me perform the song in the ogg file Ich muss mich damit abfinden dass Feuer und Wasser nicht zusammen passen Das Feuer, das mit heller Flamme leuchtet, das seine Umgebung anzünden möchte, das knistert. Das Wasser, das gemächlich vor sich hinfliesst, das sich nur langsam erwärmen lässt, das sucht...
Keywords: teenage; song; alto; guitar; unrequited love; angst; german; english translation
|A cup too low - setting of a poem by Gavin Ewart - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song by David W Solomons for recorder, alto voice and guitar based on Gavin Ewart's poem a cup too low - see pdf for score and ogg or mp3 for live performance. (If either of these can't be seen, check All Files: HTTP to download) Recorded in 1987 on Pentonville Road, performed by the composer with Tasse on recorder. The guitar starts with a theme from Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, by way of parody...
Keywords: ewart; solomons; mozart; parody; bad; alto; recorder; guitar; fooled; nachtmusik
|5 silly songs for alto and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
5 silly songs for alto and guitar by David W Solomons based on the following 5 poems There was a young belle of old Natchez ... Beneath this slab John Brown is stowed ... The Devil having nothing else to do went off to tempt my Lady Poltagrue ... The laughter of the lesser lynx is often insincere ... The common cormorant (or shag) lays eggs inside a paper bag. ... Audio sample performed by the composer (see ogg file)...
Keywords: silly; songs; alto; guitar; original music; rieu; nash; belloc
|Coming thro the rye for choir, clarinet and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangement of Robbie Burns' Scottish folk song Coming thro' the rye for SATB choir, clarinet and guitar, with added hornpipe theme. See pdf files for score and instrumental parts I have made a recording at pitch for illustration, but the voices are somewhat "Pinky and Perky"-ish! (see ogg file). I should be pleased to hear of a live performance on day....
Keywords: scottish; folksong; folk song; rye; clarinet; guitar; choir; multitrack; burns
|Anglaise by Handel - arranged for alto recorder and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A little dance by Handel arranged for recorder and guitar. See pdf file for score and mp3 or ogg file for electronic audio preview
Keywords: handel; haendel; hÃ¤ndel; anglaise; recorder; guitar; arrangement
|Illusions - poem by Bluma Finkelstein music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A poem of passion by Bluma Finkelstein, set for countertenor and guitar by David W Solomons (who also performs it here). The poem is in French but an English translation by the composer is provided in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6afBT_lucM
Keywords: love; passion; song; finkelstein; countertenor; guitar; solomons; french; translation
|Sweet was the Song - by John Attey - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangements by dwsolo for voice and guitar and for clarinet and guitar of John Attey's song "Sweet was the song the Virgin sang". The scores are in pdf format.
Keywords: renaissance; alto; clarinet; guitar; arrangement; Attey; religious; song
|Au toun coenh - a spinning song from Gascony - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangement for descant recorder and guitar of the Gascon spinning song Au toun coenh. The score and parts are provided as pdf files and the sound sample (electronic preview) is uploaded as an mp3 file (ogg file) (If either file type cannot be seen check "All Files: HTTP")
Keywords: gascon; gascony; spinning; folk song; guitar; recorder; descant
|A latter day Ronsard - after Queneau's Si Tu t'imagines - for alto and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Setting of a poem by S N Solomons inspired by the poem "Si tu t'imagines" by Raymond Queneau (very different from the Joseph Kosma setting of the original as sung by Juliette Greco!). In the same way that Queneau reflected the "gather ye rosebuds" ideas of Ronsard, the poem here and the music are also neo-renaissance, a sort of 20th century re-imagining of the music with which Ronsard would have been familiar...
Keywords: ronsard; queneau; solomons; gather ye rosebuds; alto; guitar; satire; humour
|Dans l'interminable ennui de la Plaine - Unending bound of tedious land - song for alto and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song for alto and classical guitar composed and performed by David W Solomons based on a poem by Paul Verlaine and an English translation by S N Solomons. See each of the pdf files for the two language versions and the ogg or mp3 file for my performance. The guitar part is fairly simple and makes good use of stopped and open strings on the same note and adjacent notes for its sonorous effects.
Keywords: verlaine; solomons; ennui; tedium; relentless; classical guitar; alto voice; original music; songwriter; guitar effects; stopped; open; sonority
|Song of the Childless - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song of the Childless for alto voice and guitar composed and performed by David W Solomons (see pdf for score and mp3 or ogg file for performance) This song was inspired by my initial reactions to the realization that I am infertile. In my case this was due to Kallmann's syndrome [go google it ;-)] (that being said, some people with Kallmann's can have children, after much medical fiddling, but this is not so in my case)...
Keywords: infertile; infertility; childlessness; song; original music; alto; guitar; score; classical guitar; countertenor; asexual; asexuality; kallmann's; dawkins; selfish gene
|A North Country Maid arranged for guitar and alto voice - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
The accompaniment on this arrangement that I made of the English folk song a North country maid is moderately easy to play on the classical or acoustic guitar. The pdf file is the score. The mp3 or ogg file is an electronic preview (using clarinet for the voice part). (If either of these files cannot be seen check "All files: HTTP") Enjoy. If anyone records it I'd like to hear it :-)
Keywords: north; country; maid; folk song; english; guitar; alto; arrangement; classical; acoustic
|Als e gitarr - poem by Andre Weckmann - music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Sad poem in the Alsacien language by Andre Weckmann, which I set to music and performed at St Nicholas in Strasbourg (at a Green Party event back in 1977) and the poet was in the audience. He approved of my setting.... although he said my pronunciation was a bit too American (!) This version uses English for the narration but keeps Alsacien for the song of the girl (see pdf for the score and mp3 or ogg file for the mp3 - also see Als e gitarr for a video with subtitles...
Keywords: gitarr; guitar; youth; doomed; Alsacien; Alsatian; Weckmann; translation; subtitles; Strasbourg; St Nicholas; green party; Gruenen
|Poohratorio (The Expotition to the North Pole) - David W Solomons|
This setting of the chapter "Expotition to the North Pole" from A A Milne's Now we are Six (Winnie the Pooh) was composed in 1977 by me, David W Solomons. The copyright on A A Milne's works expires in 2031 but - since I may not be alive then, I thought it would be worth putting this setting on archive.org already now, in the hope that it will be of interest to some for information and amusement. However, I must emphasize that public performances and commercial recordings should not be made until...
Keywords: pooh; bear; alto; guitar; recording; score; setting; kanga; roo; eeyore; rabbit; north pole
|"He makes men pure from their sins" for two voices and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Part of my Sequence for Alun's poetry (also available in my collection here on archive.org but this page provides various transpositions separate from the sequence itself). The guitar part is very simple - just chord names (I play them arpeggio style but you can play them any way that suits). The words are from St Paul's Letter to the Hebrews. The style is sort of folksy (quite different from my usual style) and could be used in an evangelical style church service...
Keywords: religion; music; monk; poetry; pure; evangelical; guitar; voices; hebrews; st paul; song; anthem
|Cupid shame yourself - a teenage lament - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song written after a "love affair" that never was. See pdf files for the various versions available (different keys with guitar chord names and version with full guitar part notated) and mp3 or ogg file for my performance in the original key (C Minor). I have also made a video of the song which you can see here: Cupid, shame yourself
Keywords: cupid; asexual; love; friend; shame; song; alto; guitar; chord names; iceberg; human form; tenderness
|A Sequence for Alun's Poetry by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
See all 7 pdf files for the whole sequence. The mp3 or ogg file is a series of extracts from the sequence (because the soprano who sang with me doesn't want her voice to be included in the archive - pity!) (If either the pdfs or the ogg/mp3 aren't shown, check "All files: HTTP") Alun is a monk who writes lots of religious and philosophical poetry in various languages. In this sequence he is approaching the end of his noviciate and considering which order he should devote himself to...
Keywords: monk; poetry; religion; novice; music; voices; guitar; flute; recorder; alto; multitrack; philosophy
|Falling is painless - 4 poems by Carol Batton with music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Carol Batton distributes her poems freely around Manchester. These are four of them, set to music for alto and guitar. See pdf file for the score and ogg or mp3 file for my performance. This can also be seen on video: Falling is Painless
Keywords: batton; leaf; clocks; song; original music; alto; guitar; poetry; poems; depression
|A Jigg by Byrd, arranged for recorder and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A jigg by William Byrd arranged by D W Solomons for recorder and guitar. See pdf file for score and ogg or mp3 file for electronic preview (if either is not shown check out All Files: HTTP)
Keywords: byrd; william byrd; jigg; arrangement; guitar; recorder; score; electronic preview
|Ten Nursery Rhymes for low, medium or high voice with guitar chord names - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Simple arrangements of ten English nursery rhymes, for high, medium or low voice with guitar chord names (see individual pdf files). I have performed 6 of these on this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYm4p0SIdc The nursery rhymes are:Here we go gathering nuts in May (also known as Here we go round the mulberry bush), Hot cross buns, hey diddle diddle, Lavender's blue, The North Wind doth blow, Tom Tom the piper's son, Johnny's so long at the fair, Tom he was a piper's son (different song!...
Keywords: Nursery rhymes simple arrangements; voice; guitar chords; Here we go gathering nuts in May (also known as Here we go round the mulberry bush); Hot cross buns; hey diddle diddle; Lavender's blue; The North Wind doth blow; Tom Tom the piper's son; Johnny's so long at the fair; Tom he was a piper's son; Humpty Dumpty; Pop goes the weasel